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The apostle giveth certain CHAP. XI. rules for divine worship.

29 Conscience, I say, not 7 For a man indeed ought not thine own, but of the other: for to cover his head, forasmuch as why is my liberty judged of he is the image and glory of another man's conscience? God: but the woman is the

30 For if I by grace be a par-glory of the man. taker, why am I evil spoken of 8 For the man is not of the for that for which I give thanks? woman, but the woman of the

31 Whether therefore ye eat man. or drink, or whatsoever ye do, 9 Neither was the man credo all to the glory of God: Jated for the woman, but the wo

32 Give none offence, neither man for the man. to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, 10 For this cause ought the nor to the church of God. woman to have power on her

33 Even as I please all men head, because of the angels. in all things, not seeking mine 11 Nevertheless, neither is own profit, but the profit of many, the man without the woman, neithat they may be saved. ther the woman without the man, CHAP. XI.

in the Lord. Of covering heads in prayer. I 12 For as the woman is of DE ye followers of me, even the man, even so is the man also D as I also am of Christ. by the woman; but all things of

2 Now I praise you, brethren, God. that ye remember me in all 13 Judge in yourselves: Is it things, and keep the ordinances, comely that a woman pray unto as I delivered them to you. God uncovered ?

3 But I would have you know, 14 Doth not even nature itself that the head of every man is teach you, that if a man have Christ; and the head of the long hair, it is a shame unto woman is the man; and the him? head of Christ is God.

15 But if a woman have long 4 Every man praying or pro- hair, it is a glory to her: for her phesying, having his head cover- hair is given her for a covering. ed, dishonoureth his head. 16 But if any man seem to be

5 But every woman that pray-contentious, we have no such eth or prophesieth with her custom, neither the churches of head uncovered, dishonoureth God. her head : for that is even all 17 Now in this that I declare one as if she were shaven. unto you, I praise you not, that

6 For if the woman be not ye come together not for the covered, let her also be shorn : better, but for the worse. but if it be a shame for a wo- 18 For first of all, when ye man to be shorn or shaven, let come together in the church, her be covered.

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I. CORINTHIANS, the Lord's Supper. among you; and I partly be- cup of the Lord, unworthily, ? lieve it.

shall be guilty of the body and 19 For there must be also blood of the Lord. heresies among you, that they 28 But let a man examine which are approved may be himself, and so let him eat of made manifest among you that bread, and drink of that

20 When ye come together cup. therefore into one place, this is 29 For he that eateth and not to eat the Lord's supper. drinketh unworthily, eateth and

21 For in eating every one drinketh damnation to himself, taketh before other his own sup- not discerning the Lord's body. per: and one is hungry, and 30 For this cause many are another is drunken.

weak and sickly among you, and 22 What! have ye not houses many sleep. to eat and to drink in? or 31 For if we would judge despise ye the church of God, ourselves, we should not be and shame them that have not ? ljudged. What shall I say to you ? shall 32 But when we are judged, I praise you in this? I praise we are chastened of the Lord, you not.

\that we should not be condemn23 For I have received of the ed with the world. Lord, that which also I deliver- 33 Wherefore, my brethren, ed unto you, That the Lord when ye come together to eat, Jesus, the same night in which tarry one for another. he was betrayed, took bread : 34 And if any man hunger,

24 And when he had given let him eat at home: that ye thanks, be brake it, and said, come not together unto conTake, eat: this is my body, demnation. And the rest will which is broken for you: this I set in order when I come. do in remembrance of me. I

CHAP. XII. 25 After the same manner Diversities of spiritual gifts. also he took the cup, when he N OW concerning spiritual had supped, saying, This cup IV gifts, brethren, I would not is the new testament in my have you ignorant. blood: this do ye, as oft as 2 Ye know that ye were Genye drink it, in remembrance tiles, carried away unto these of me.

dumb idols, even as ye were 26 For as often as ye eat led. this bread, and drink this cup,l 3 Wherefore I give you to ye do shew the Lord's death till understand, that no man speakbe come.

ing by the Spirit of God, calleth 27 Wherefore,whosoever shall Jesus accursed: and that no eat this bread, and drink this man can say that · Jesus is

Spiritual gifts diverse. - CHAP. XII. Natural and mystical body. the Lord, but by the Holy 15 If the foot shall say, BeGhost. . diversities

cause I am not the hand, I am 4 Now there are diversities not of the body; is it therefore of gifts, but the same Spirit. not of the body ?

5 And there are differences 16 And if the ear shall say, of administrations, but the same Because I am not the eye, I am Lord.

not of the body; is it therefore 6 And there are diversities not of the body? of operations, but it is the same 17. If the whole body were an God which worketh all in all. leye, where were the hearing ?

7 But the manifestation of the If the whole were hearing, where Spirit is given to every man to were the smelling ? profit withal.

18 But now hath God set the 8 For to one is given by the members every one of them in Spirit the word of wisdom; to the body, as it hath pleased another, the word of knowledge him. by the same Spirit;

19 And if they were all one 9 To another, faith by the member, where were the body? same Spirit; to another, the gifts! 20 But now are they many of healing by the same Spirit; members, yet but one body.

10 To another, the working 21 And the eye cannot say of miracles; to another, pro- unto the hand, I have no need phecy; to another, discerning of thee: nor again the head to of spirits; to another, divers the feet, I have no need of you. kinds of tongues; to another, 22 Nay, much more those the interpretation of tongues : members of the body, which

11 But all these worketh that seem to be more feeble, are one and the self-same Spirit, necessary: dividing to every man severally 23 And those members of the as he will.

body, which we think to be less 12 For as the body is one, honourable, upon these we beand hath many members, and stow more abundant honour; all the members of that one and our uncomely parts have body, being many, are one more abundant comeliness. body: so also is Christ.

24 For our comely parts have 13 For by one Spirit are we no need: but God hath tempered all baptized into one body, the body together, having given whether we be Jews or Gentiles, more abundant honour to that whether we be bond or free; and part which lacked : have been all made to drink 25 That there should be no into one Spirit.

schism in the body; but that the 14 For the body is not one members should have the same member, but many. : care one for another.

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cular: And God hath set sosecon- 7 Beareth hopeth all things, the church, first thirdly teachers, endureth all things faileth : but

The excellency and I. CORINTHIANS, praises of charity.

26 And whether one member is kind; charity envieth not ; suffer, all the members suffer charity vaunteth not itself, is with it; or one member be not puffed up, honoured, all the members re- 5 Doth not behave itself unjoice with it.

seemly, seeketh not her own, 27 Now ye are the body of is not easily provoked, thinketh Christ, and members in parti- no evil;

16 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, 28 And God hath set some in but rejoiceth in the truth; the church, first apostles, secon- 7 Beareth all things, believeth darily prophets, thirdly teachers, all things, bopeth all things, after that miracles, then gifts of endureth all things. healings, helps, governments, 8 Charity never faileth: but diversities of tongues. whether there be prophecies,

29 Are all apostles ? are all they shall fail; whether there be prophets ? are all teachers ? are tongues, they shall cease; wheall workers of miracles ? ther there be knowledge, it shall

30 Have all the gifts of heal- vanish away. ing ? do all speak with tongues?' 9 For we know in part, and do all interpret ?

we prophesy in part. 31 But covet earnestly the 10 But when that which is best gifts. And yet shew I unto perfect is come, then that which you a more excellent way. is in part shall be done away. CHAP. XIII.

11 When I was a child, I The praise of charity. spake as a child, I understood THOUGH I speak with the as a child, I thought as a child :

I tongues of men and of an- but when I became a man, I put gels, and have not charity, I am away childish things. become as sounding brass, or a 12 For now we see through tinkling cymbal.

a glass, darkly; but then face 2 And though I have the gift to face : now I know in part; of prophecy, and understand all but then shall I know even as mysteries, and all knowledge; also I am known. and though I have all faith, so 13 And now abideth faith, that I could remove mountains. hope, charity, these three; but and have not charity, I am the greatest of these is charity. nothing.

CHAP. XIV. 3 And though I bestow all Prophecy commended. my goods to feed the poor, and LVOLLOW after charity, and though I give my body to be T desire spiritual gifts, but burned, and have not charity, rather that ye may prophesy. it profiteth me nothing. 1 2 For he that speaketh in an 4 Charity suffereth long, andlunknown tongue, speaketh not

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Prophecy preferred before CHAP. XIV.

the gift of tongues. unto men, but unto God : for no the meaning of the voice, I shall man understandeth him ; how-be unto him that speaketh a beit in the spirit he speaketh barbarian, and he that speaketh mysteries.

shall be a barbarian unto me. 3 But he that prophesieth, 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as speaketh unto men to edification, ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, and exhortation, and comfort. seek that ye may excel to the

4 He that speaketh in an un- edifying of the church. known tongue edifieth himself; 13 Wherefore, let him that, but he that prophesieth edifieth speaketh in an unknown tongue, the church.

pray that he may interpret. 5 I would that ye all spake 14 For if I pray in an unknown with tongues, but rather that ye tongue, my spirit prayeth, but prophesied : for greater is he my understanding is unfruitful. that prophesieth than he that 15 What is it then? I will speaketh with tongues, except pray with the spirit, and I will he interpret, that the church pray with the understanding almay receive edifying.

so: I will sing with the spirit, 6 Now, brethren, if I come and I will sing with the underunto you speaking with tongues, standing also. what shall I profit you, except 16 Else, when thou shalt I shall speak to you either by bless with the spirit, how shall revelation, or by knowledge, or he that occupieth the room of by prophesying, or by doctrine? the unlearned say Amen at thy

life giving sound, whether pipe understandeth not what thou or harp, except they give a dis- sayest? tinction in the sounds, how shall 17 For thou verily givest it be known. what is piped or thanks well, but the other is harped ?

not edified. 8 For if the trumpet give an 18 I thank my God, I speak uncertain sound, who shall pre- with tongues more than ye all : pare himself to the battle ? 19 Yet in the church I had

9 So likewise ye, except ye rather speak five words with my utter by the tongue words easy understanding, that by my voice to be understood, how shall it I might teach others also, than be known what is spoken? for ten thousand words in an unye shall speak into the air. known tongue. .

10 There are, it may be, so 20 Brethren, be not children many kinds of voices in the in understanding: howbeit, in world, and none of them is malice be ye children, but in without signification

understanding be men. 11 Therefore, if I know not! 21. In the law it is written,

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